Chess Chat is moving to Australian servers effective immediately. Please use the following web address when accessing Chess Chat in the future.
[Domain name deleted]
Basically the only change is adding a dot au at the end of the current address. As a result of the migration to Australian servers, some members may have to re-register but you should be able to do this in a mere 60 seconds. Also, all members who re-register will be entitled to the benefits of premium membership for 3 months for their inconvenience.
The whole thing is a lie. Chess Chat has not moved; the site remains exactly where it has always been. Just to be sure it is www.chesschat.org.
Now I don't know for a fact as to who exactly sent the false notice, but it seems to be a totally wasted attempt at misdirecting users to a rival web site. Wasted because it really won't take long for anyone to realise that they are, in fact, looking at a completely different bulletin board.
We have no particular allegiance to this or that site, but such practices as the false notice above deserve nothing but our total condemnation. Spamming and misdirection are a no-no.